Wednesday, January 16, 2008


The following letter was posted by Merrily Ripley, from Adoption Advocates, International:

We heard today that a family was not allowed to proceed with the adoption of a child from Ethiopia because someone saw a picture of the child on the family's blog and reported it to the Embassy (probably the Ethiopian Embassy but I am not sure on that.) Evidently the blog was raising money for the adoption and that was an issue as well. This was not through our agency, we have always cautioned families not to post photos of their referred children until after things are final in court. But I am concerned because any negative regarding adoption can hurt us all. So, please be cautious.

adoptionadvocates. org

Because of this, I am going to be removing the precious pictures of our sweet babies until our court date is final. Sorry! If you want to see pictures, please see me and I will be happy to show them off!


Debbie said...

oh wow I hadn't heard this!!! I hate that for that family!!!


LesleyReid said...

Oh Gracious! Julie, I can't imagine. t is a good thing that you heard about this! Way to be on top of things. Hmmm...Should I take little Sarita's pics off?